Thursday, June 28, 2007

You asked for it

So, awhile back I had Zoom done on my teeth. They aren't as white as snow but they're much improved. So here is a before/after!

Before - Sleepy - on the way to the Zoom appointment.

After - Today after my very last class!!!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

What we've been doing

We have lived in our little town for nearly 10 years. We did not even know this place was so close until our neighbor told us about it. We had a wonderful time. The water was COLD but beautiful. So here are some pictures of our trip to the cold water springs. Did I mention COLD?

MK and Alyssa - ready for sunshine.

Swimming hole with man made walls.

Girls jumping into the water.

My dad braving the cold water with MK and Alyssa.

Alyssa and MK helping some kids find crawfish.

My mom and T. Willy playing where it wasn't so deep.

MK and T. Willy winding up their day.

So that's what we've been up to! Have a great day!

Thursday, June 21, 2007


I'm back. Only one week left and school is OVER!!! I cannot believe it.

I have spent the last two weeks tutoring. The girl I'm tutoring is a sweet, sweet girl and I have enjoyed it so much. She is from Honduras and has lived in the US for a year. She is bright and cooperative and I am really going to miss her. It's been a good experience. Now just two projects and 4 days of tutoring I seem a little bit eager?

My parents arrived on Tuesday with my niece. She used to be such a tomboy but not anymore. She has realized she's a girl and MK is having such a great time with her. Her name is Alyssa which T. Willy used to pronounce, "La." Now he is calling her Miss Alyssa. I'm not sure why, we really aren't formal people, but it's cute. Tomorrow we are taking a trip to a state park in Ponce De Leon to swim in the cold springs there. Our neighbors went yesterday and told us about it. The girls and my mom spent the day at the beach, so this will be a change. I enjoy the beach but prefer fresh water.

My dad will leave on the 26th to play in the Senior Olympics in Kentucky. My mom and niece will fly with T. Willy, MK and me to Delaware on July 2. We have busy days ahead of us and couldn't be happier. I hope you're feeling the same way!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

I'm not ignoring you

The house is still standing.
We are alive and well.
My practicum has begun! It is finished June 29. My parents and niece are coming Monday to entertain the kids during that time. If you don't hear from me before then, don't be alarmed!
Have a great day!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

I'm It!

I've been tagged by chel :

It's a Bloggy Thing...

1.How old is your blog?
Almost 2 years old.

2. How would you categorize your blog?
Snippets of my life, family and various goings on.

3. Are the photos you post Photoshopped or otherwise altered?
Just to remove red-eye.

4. Do you lie in your blog?
No, you can't make this stuff up, although it might be more entertaining.

5. Are you passive-aggressive in your blog?
If you don't think I am, I can't make you think I am. I will just sit here quietly and you will have to think what you want. (sniff)

6. Do you ever threaten to quit writing so people will tell you not to stop?
No. I really have no need for that kind of gratification.

7. Have you deleted any of your own posts? Why?
Not once I hit "publish." I have deleted some before they were published.

8. Do you delete mean comments?
I would if I had some, thankfully I haven't. I'm neither popular nor controversial, I guess.

9. If your readers knew you in person, would they like you more or like you less?
I use a LOT of exclamation points in my blog and comments, so they might think I was a bit perkier. But I'm still the same person, so I think they would feel the same.

10. How many blogs do you follow?
Close to 20 but I only comment on 7 or so.

11. Which blogger do you want to meet in real life?
Chel,Tammara and Pioneer Woman

12. Does your family read your blog?
Yes, those that remember to bookmark it.

13. Do you have a hit counter? How often do you check it?

Yes, it's new, but I don't check it often because I already know how many times I look at my own blog.

14. Is blogging narcissistic?
It can be.

15. Do you feel guilty when you don't post for a long time?

Not at all.

Bonus: Do you try to look hot when you go to the grocery store just in case someone recognizes you from your blog?
Very funny. However, I happened upon a blog written by someone in our little town. I ran into the writer and her family at the grocery store. I was so excited because I felt like I was meeting a celebrity. She was nice and her husband seemed to think it was neat. However, she soon changed her blog to invitation only, so I think I scared her just a little bit. (I was using all of my exclamation points!!!!) And no, I didn't get an invitation. I'm not really a stalker.

7 Random Things About Me

1. My best female friend has been the same since I was in 3rd grade or so. Our moms are also best friends. We were in each other's weddings and she is the only non famiy member I regularly talk to on the phone.

2. I really, really, really do not like to talk on the phone. Melissa would find this very strange because, when she and I were roommates, the Big Man and I used to talk on the phone for hours. Unless you are calling long distance, call me, tell me what you have to tell me, and promptly hang up. I will not be offended because I also don't enjoy small talk.

3. My blog is called "So here's this" because when I was teaching high school, my students pointed out to me that I said that very often. Whether I had good or bad news to announce, I always started it that way. So there's that.

4. I live for football season. It coincides with my favorite season, but that is not the only reason. (I live in Florida, it doesn't feel like fall till almost Thanksgiving anyway.) High school, college, pro - I love it all!!! I am so excited about this school year because MK will be in the band and I will get to be at all the middle school games!

5. My mom did not want me to go away to college. She told me that she would buy me a new car if I would stay home and go to a local school. She was afraid I would meet someone from very far away and move very far away. She is a very wise and insightful woman.

6. If I had not married the Big Man, I think I would have ended up a spinster librarian, like Mary in It's a Wonderful Life if she hadn't married George. The Big Man is my George Bailey.

7. I love the movie "Steel Magnolias," fake accents and all. It is the only movie I can pretty much parrot the actors all the way through. I also quote it often.

So now you know a little more about me. Have a great day!